A Strong Heart and a Healthy Brain

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Did you know that many of the same basic factors that prevent heart attack and stroke may also prevent or delay the onset of cognitive impairment and dementia? Since both the heart and brain need adequate blood flow, many of the same things people do to maintain […]

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Knowing When to Use the Right Nutrient

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist A patient came to see me a few weeks back with lab test results that showed an elevated liver enzyme that implied he might have a drinking and/or a drug problem, but that was not part of his history. Rather than seeing his regular medical doctor he […]

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Innovative Thyroid Tests that Your Doctor Might Not Know

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Can you put your hand over your thyroid? Do you know where it is? It is an “H” shaped gland on each side of your neck, in front. Your thyroid’s overall responsibility is to maintain your body’s fire.  Simply, it is charged with the intake, metabolism and […]

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When I first saw that TV commercial I thought…

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist There is a television commercial that stops me in my tracks every time I see it. It’s the one about an ingredient originally discovered in jellyfish. The narrator declares that your brain is an amazing thing, but aging causes the loss of certain brain proteins that leads […]

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How to loosen those knotted muscles

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Almost everyone has shoulder girdle tension. It is one of the most common complaints I hear from my patients. They describe that their upper body feels all knotted up. They tell me it starts in their neck and shoulders and works its way down their back and […]

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You and Your Brain Age Because…

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Why does this seem to happen in your 30’s? Why do so many people fatigue more easily, lose muscle mass and have more immune issues after they turn 30? Is it from inactivity? Could it be from lifestyle changes? Research indicates that aging affects even those who […]

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New Discoveries Linking Scoliosis and Balance

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist While I was preparing for a recent neurology class I ran across an interesting article about scoliosis. The article* deals with scoliosis as it relates to balance mechanisms and muscle tone, hormones, and some of the most recent clinical applications and the human nervous system. Delicate Balance […]

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Healthy Heart Care for Women

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist A new approach to heart health shows promise. While it is true that aerobic exercise is wonderful for brain function, more may not be better. Aerobic exercise helps use oxygen, and the exercise movements generate signals to the brain that normally keep the heart from beating too […]

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Healthy Heart Care for Men

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Preventing Heart Attacks: Is Exercise Important? A New Approach Shows Promise While aerobic exercise is appropriate for your heart and circulatory system it can easily be overdone, and you may be setting yourself up for heart troubles. By definition, aerobic exercise requires oxygen, and exercise movements generate […]

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Is All Exercise Healthy? A new approach shows promise

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by Michael D. Allen, DC, NMD Functional Neurologist Is this you? Do you feel good after your cardiovascular exercise? Upon exertion, does your heart rate jump to your target rate quickly? Do you sometimes go beyond your target rate just to work a bit harder? Does your heart rate get up to 150-160 beats per […]

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